I never knew how much fun I could have decorating cookies until I learned some great techniques and was introduced to the right tools (and some tricks) to make my cookies really shine, thanks to Wilton! If you think you aren’t artistic enough or a good enough baker to produce fabulous looking sugar cookies you are mistaken. Trust me. I am actually known for how horrendous I am at art (really) and am not a super creative person in the traditional sense. What I am good at is taking instructions and applying them and I love to bake. Just by following some simple directions you too will find that these Wilton Snowflake Sugar Cookies are a breeze, no matter what level your artistic ability and baking talents may be!
This sugar cookie recipe works great with all the Wilton non stick cavity cookie pans, including this Wilton Nonstick Snowflake Cookie Pan. It is a super simple recipe that produces a chewy sugar cookie.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1½ teaspoons Wilton Clear Vanilla Extract
- ½ teaspoon Wilton No-Color Almond Extract
- 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with electric mixer until well blended.
- Beat in egg, vanilla and almond extracts. Mix well.
- Combine flour and salt and gradually add to butter mixture. Beat until well blended.
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cavities with vegetable pan spray or Wilton Bake Easy spray .
- Press the dough into the cavities, filling ⅔ full.
- Bake 9-10 minutes or until light brown around the edges.
- Cool in pan 5 minutes before turning over and tapping lightly to remove cookies. If this is unsuccessful, I found gently lifting the edge of the cookie with my fingers and removing worked well.
- Cool completely on cooling grid/rack.
To decorate, I found the white Wilton Cookie Icing to work great for outlining the snowflakes, whether that to act as the base for dipping into sugars or sprinkles or allowed to dry on its own.
Another great product that would work well for the base would be piping gel with a decorating bag and a smaller tip.
Since the snowflakes have patterns on them already, if you can outline, fill and dip you can make gorgeous cookies with little effort or skill! (Just how I like it!) For a clean look, simply use a toothpick to push sugars or icing back into place.
I also found the white White Wilton Sparkle Gel super easy to work with and created a nice shimmering effect. It too can work as the base for sugars or by itself, although it doesn’t harden as well as the cookie icing if by itself. I personally think the cookie icing also has a better taste.
The finished result? Something unique and beautiful. Certain to wow guests and perfect for gift giving. Just be sure you give them a chance to dry!
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Disclosure – As a Wilton Mom Ambassador I was provided with the Wilton products used in this post, while baking ingredients were purchased by myself. Opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.